Gipsy Kings, Nuevo International Spanish Guitar Virtuosos, In Concert at the State Theatre, Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS—“An Evening with Gipsy Kings” showcases the internationally renowned guitar sensations known for blending the fiery sounds of Spanish flamenco with a more contemporary mix of pop, Latin America, North Africa and a bit of rock music. This ethnic fusion group performs in concert at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The Minneapolis appearance is part of a worldwide tour including stops in Dubai and Rio de Janeiro. The Reyes and Baliardos families are two related Romani families who have produced nearly 20 albums over their 30 year career. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 16. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.
The musicians of Gipsy Kings are Gitanos, mostly from Montpelier and Arles, France, where their parents had settled to escape the Spanish Civil War. They got their start playing weddings, festivals and in the streets. In 1987, the Gipsy Kings self-titled debut album introduced the world to “Rumba Gitano,” the sound of South America’s rumba rhythm married to flamenco guitars, and with “Bamboleo” and “Volare” the Gipsy Kings scored huge international hits. The album appeared on the top ten album charts in 12 European countries and spent 40 weeks on the U.S. charts, becoming one of the few Spanish language albums to do so.
Throughout the ‘90s, their impassioned performances endeared them to the global mainstream, led to a greatest hits album in 1994 and “The Best of the Gipsy Kings” in 1995. More recently, their music has been featured in Zorro the Musical and movies including “The Big Lebowski” and a Spanish version of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” in “Toy Story 3.” They also performed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in May 2010.
Gipsy Kings will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre (805 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls., 55402). Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 and range from $53.50 to $63.50 depending on seating preference. A limited number of gold circle tickets are also available for $104. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.